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Dell WinXP - Secondary Burner Drive Not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jacfalcon, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. jacfalcon

    jacfalcon Thread Starter

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    I am not sure how it happened, but my secondary drive (which is a DVD/CD RW) that came with my Dell Windows XP Dimension Desktop computer has recently stopped working. I wont light up, and it wont open or respond to anything, and the computer says its working fine. It does respond for a few seconds when the computer is starting up, however, and If I've pressed the open button, the drive will open the next time the computer starts up.

    Does anyone have any idea whats going on?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Jac Falcon
     
  2. Triple6

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    No disc in the drive right?

    Right Click on My Computer, select Manage, then Device Manager. Uninstall the DVD-RW drive and if you have another optical CD\DVD drive uninstall it as well, then reboot and let Windows reinstall it
     
  3. Nightfirecat

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    You could also check to make sure that it is properly connected inside... It could be something to do with the connection.
     
  4. jacfalcon

    jacfalcon Thread Starter

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    I tried what Triple6 said, and successfully uninstalled them. When I rebooted it said new hardware found and they are under my computer again, but it still acts the same.

    I'll have to try your approach Nightfirecat
     
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